Mexican Monster Truck Crash Kills 8

AP - "An out-of-control monster truck shot into a crowd of spectators at a Mexican air show, killing at least eight people and hurting 80 others, dozens of them seriously, officials said. The driver was detained Sunday on suspicion of manslaughter. Carlos Gonzalez, spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutors' office, said driver Francisco Velazquez appeared to have lost control of the truck after leaping over cars it was crushing during a demonstration at the "Extreme Aeroshow" on Saturday. Video taken by a spectator and provided to The Associated Press shows the truck making an initial pass over two cars, then making a second pass at higher speed, coming down sharply nose-first and bouncing violently before piling straight into the crowd, which stood directly in the path of the monster truck, unprotected by any wall or barrier. Some witnesses said the driver appeared to have hit his head on the interior of the truck, which is nicknamed "Big Show," as he drove over the old cars. At least two reporting seeing the driver's helmet come off before the massive vehicle drove into the crowd of terrified spectators, who tried to flee." Read more at http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/national_world&id=9276946

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